AQHA 2022 CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

 

UPDATED CONDITIONS OF ENTRY 20/12/2021

Australian Quarter Horse Association

        Q22 National Championships

Incorporating:   AmQHA Show, “AA” Pre-Show, 

AQHA 2022 Cutting, Campdrafting, Barrel and Versatility Ranch Championships

All Forms pertaining to this document are available on the AQHA website

NB: Covid 19 and restrictions

At this stage the AQHA are awaiting confirmation, from the NSW State Government and AELEC regarding

vaccinated and un-vaccinated persons attending Q22 and we will keep everyone updated as it occurs closer to the dates of Q22 as rules regarding this are going to be continually changing.

 

Q22 National Championships and AmQHA approved show

AmQHA

HORSES competing in AmQHA approved show must be registered with the AmQHA, no pending registrations, and must be exhibited by an AmQHA financial member, and Amateurs must have AmQHA current Amateur status.

NB: A horse can compete in either the Novice horse or aged division of the same equine discipline but not both.

YOUTH For the AmQHA show youth can only exhibit horses owned by themselves or their immediate family according to AmQHA rules.

AmQHA rules apply regarding prohibited equipment and showing rules, except for head gear in English classes. The AQHA Safety Rule overrides any AmQHA Rule regarding head gear in English classes, as this is a safety issue. Approved Safety Helmets as per AQHA Rule 80.4 will be applied:

“Approved Safety Helmets, which conform to the current Australian Safety Standards must be worn in all Hunter Classes, by all exhibitors. The chin strap must be securely fastened under the chin at all times during competition and practice.”

 LIP CORDS are acceptable in AmQHA clases as per following Rules:

SHW355. Halter Equipment

SHW355.1 For the purposes of this rule, the term “halter equipment” shall include the use of a safety lead or lip cord in halter classes.

SHW355.1.1. Safety lead is defined as a soft/flexible non[1]abrasive protective leather/leather-like covered chain with links having a gauge of at least 4.0 mm that has an unse[1]cured keeper with at least 3/4 inches of the lead outside of the halter before attachment of keeper.

SHW355.1.2 Lip cord is defined as a round smooth soft/ flexible nonabrasive cotton polyblend cord with a dense core no smaller than 3/8 inches that has an unsecured keeper with at least 3/4 inches of the lead outside of the halter before attachment of keeper.

SHW355.1.3 The lip cord described above may not con[1]tain internal or external metal.

SHW355.1.4 The safety lead described above cannot be rawhide, suede or roughout, cannot contain external metal and all seams must be turned inside. Further, the protective leather/leather-like covering shall extend up the side of the lead to the base of the snap that attaches to the side of the halter and be clearly visible on the side of the keeper.

SHW355.1.5 Other than described above, no additional sub[1]stances or materials may be added to a safety lead or lip cord. SHW355.1.6 The safety lead or lip cord may only be applied over gum and not through mouth.

SHW355.2. Stallions 1 year of age and older may be shown with a safety lead or lip cord defined above in open and amateur divi[1]sions; mares and geldings 1 year of age and older may be shown with a safety lead or lip cord defined above in open, amateur and youth divisions; lip chains of any other type are prohibited; all other leads that do not meet the definition of an allowed safety lead or lip cord are prohibited.

SHW355.3. The following horses may not be allowed to be shown with a safety lead or lip cord:

355.3.1. weanlings

355.3.2. any horse shown in a performance halter class: and

355.3.3. any horse shown in a ranch horse conformation class.

Prize Money - No prize money allocated.

 

Q22

HORSES must be registered with the AQHA. NO PENDING REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED

HORSE OWNERS must be financial members and exhibitors must hold a financial individual membership.

EXHIBITORS in the following classes must have current status with the AQHA to compete in:

Amateur/Select Permit, Novice Youth & Amateur, Novice Horse and Limited Pro Horsemen.

PRIZE MONEY

Prize money listed, will be paid to 3rd place: 50%, 30%, 20%

JPOT classes will be EF less GST less 20% for all horse/riders that competed in the class

Will be paid to 3rd place: 50%, 30%, 20%

ENTRIES ONLINE for Q22 and AmQHA Shows

You must have a current AQHA membership to lodge entries online.

Open 9am    1st February 2022 and close 5pm 14th March 2022.

Working Cow Horse entries will close once all available cattle are allocated.

LATE ENTRIES

Online from 5pm on the 16th March 2022 until 23rd March 2022

  • for a horse that is already entered: $10 late fee plus class fee applies.
  • For a horse not already entered: $75 Horse levy, $15 late fee, and the class fee.

At Show Office, AELEC (Show office opening 12 noon 30th March 2022) Only for a horse that is already entered up to 12 noon the day prior to the day of the class they wish to enter: $15 late fee per horse plus the class fee applies.

HORSE LEVY - $75 per horse

STABLE, TACK BOXES AND CAMPING

Applications will be taken as from the 1st of January 2022 and close 5pm 4th March 2022

Forms on website. NB: no allocation will commence until payment is made and processed successfully.

Only stable blocks A, B, C and D are available.

SUBSTITUTIONS

Substitutions must be made to the Show Office no later than 1 hour prior to the commencement of the respective classes listed:

Youth Classes – If a horse is entered in a youth class, and is vetted out of the show, then that Youth can use a replacement horse if the replacement horse has been previously entered in Q21. The horse that is vetted out will remain ineligible for further competition for the duration of the show.

Amateur Classes – If the Amateurs horse is vetted out, they will be permitted to use a replacement horse for that class if the replacement horse had been previously entered in Q22. The horse that is vetted out will remain ineligible for further competition for the duration of the show.

Open Classes – Change of rider/handler is permitted

“AA” PRE-SHOW

EXHIBITORS and OWNERS – must have current AQHA membership or apply for an AQHA Event Membership (cost $35) forms on web site.

HORSES – must be registered with the AQHA or a relevant breed Association recognised by the AQHA.

AMATEUR/SELECT AMATEUR CLASSES – must have a permit endorsed by the AQHA or the equivalent issued by their relevant breed association. The permit must match the registered breed of horse the Amateur is exhibiting.

HORSE LEVY - $75 (if not already paid for Q22)

ENTRIES

Online – for current AQHA members, the same entry dates apply as per Q22 above, including late entries.

Non AQHA members – forms available on the web site, and a copy of a relevant breed association registration certificate and Amateur Permit (if applicable), will be required to be sent in with entries (see form regarding date of entries).

SUBSTITUTIONS – see rules above Q22.

PRIZE MONEY 

Prize Money – only on classes where PM is advertised. Will be paid to 3rd place: 50%, 30%, 20%

 

AQHA 2022 VERSATILITY RANCH CHAMPIONSHIPS

EXHIBITORS and OWNERS – must have current AQHA membership or apply for an AQHA Event Membership (cost $35) forms on web site.

HORSES – must be registered with the AQHA or a relevant breed Association recognised by the AQHA.

AMATEUR/SELECT AMATEUR CLASSES – must have a permit endorsed by the AQHA or the equivalent issued by their relevant breed association. The permit must match the registered breed of horse the Amateur is exhibiting.

HORSE LEVY - $75 (if not already paid for Q22)

ENTRY FORMS

Forms available on the web site, and a copy of a relevant breed association registration certificate and Amateur Permit (if applicable), will be required to be sent in with entries (see form regarding date of entries).

SUBSTITUTIONS – see rules above Q22.

PRIZE MONEY

All classes Jackpot - EF less GST, less 20% for all horses/riders that competed in the class.

Will be paid to 3rdplace:  50%, 30%, 20%

 

PROHIBITED EQUIPMENT FOR SHOWING Q22, “AA” Pre-Show and Versatility Ranch Show

Please read Rules 82.3 and 83.3 - *Exclusion, Feature Events affiliated with approved performance bodies, Barrel Race, Cutting, Campdraft.

DRUGS/MEDICATION

Refer to rule 2.8, 2.09 and 2.10 in current AQHA Rules & Regulations Book.

CANCELATIONS FOR ALL SHOWS

Entries, Stables, Tack and Camping

All cancelations must be received in writing at AQHA or Show office.

Full refunds prior to 5pm 14th March 2022 (less surcharge fees).
All other cancelations after this date, an email/letter must be received and be accompanied by a Veterinary or Doctors Certificate by the close of show for refunds to be considered.

COVID-19 - If Q22 is cancelled due to COVID-19, a refund will be forthcoming. Q22 will be run under the policies of the NSW State Government.

AQHA POLICIES

No alcohol is allowed in, or can be consumed in the marshalling areas, working arenas or show pen/contest areas.

Competitor’s/participants at any event run by the AQHA have a responsibility to always ensure the welfare of their horses and to treat their horses humanely and with dignity, respect and compassion. Competitors/participants are to conduct themselves in a professional manner and act with integrity in all dealings with the Association and other competitors. To uphold the rules and regulations of the AQHA always. Competitors/participants are always to demonstrate good sportsmanship, showing respect for your fellow competitors and officials, following the rules and to treat people the way you yourself wish to be treated.

All Youth competing or taking part in the AQHA approved show/s must be in the care of a parent/legal guardian whilst at the event. If a parent/legal guardian will not be attending the show, an AQHA Unaccompanied Minor Form must be completed stating the emergency contact details of the responsible adult/caregiver for the youth. Contact details will be used in the case of an emergency and/or contest dispute at the show. It is the responsibility of the parent/legal guardian to have the Unaccompanied Minor Form to the AQHA show office prior to the commencement of the show.

HORSE WELFARE

The AQHA Statement of Animal Welfare will apply in all cases to all horses exhibited at the show.

A Veterinarian will be on call. In the case of outbreak of any contagious or infectious disease amongst horses, neither the AQHA, Sponsors or Show Organisers will be held responsible.

RISK 

Competitors realise that horse related competition has an inherent risk and as such compete at this competition at their own risk. The AQHA and show organisers will accept no liability for accident, loss, or injury. This applies to all competitors, their connections, horses, equipment, and spectators. Entries will not be accepted unless the Liability Waiver has been signed by owners and exhibitors of all horses

PROTESTS 

Protests must be made in writing to the Show Secretary and be lodged within 30 minutes of the completion of the disputed event. A cash fee of $50 must accompany any protest lodged. The Show Disputes Committee will consist of the Show Manager, a Show Committee member, and a competitor (not a youth). If protest is proven correct a refund will be forthcoming of the protest fee.

FIRST AID FACILITIES

Available on the grounds while the competition is in session. First Aid officer will be in the Show office across from the Bar Area.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Exhibitors and strappers must always be correctly attired whilst in the Marshalling area and Show arenas.

Lunged and ridden horses are not to be exercised together in the same area. Times and arenas will be allocated by Show Management who will advise the appropriate areas and timetables accordingly.

No training equipment allowed in the immediate marshalling area and the performance arena from one hour before the show starts or one hour after the completion of the show on each day.

Any exhibitor or strapper who does not comply with these requirements will be removed from the area and may be disqualified from competition for the duration of the show. Only contestants in the specific classes and Show Officials will be allowed in the competition arena or marshalling area during the judging except for handlers assisting disabled riders.

AELEC will be under the control of the Show Manager or such person he/she appoints to act on his/her behalf and shall have the discretion to eject any exhibitor from the said area for inhumane treatment and/or training of any horse or the failure to observe the Rules and Regulations of the competition and the Rules & Regulations of the AQHA or any reasonable request. Your co-operation is expected.

Any necessary Rules & Regulations not covered by the Australian Quarter Horse National Championship Rules will be determined by the Show Management and their decision will be final and without recourse of any kind. The Show Management reserves the right to add any further applicable Rules & Regulations before, or during the Show. These rules will be posted at the Secretary’s office and will be announced over the public address system, such instances could be out of bounds working areas, closure of areas to the public or horses or any other instance that may arise.

Show Management may exclude horses from competition should there be any unnecessary or embarrassing delay on the part of the exhibitor in bringing the horse into the competition arena. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to present themselves at the competition arena gate when called. Failure to report on final call will result in disqualification from the class. If a horse is excluded from entry, all entry fees and charges for the class are forfeited without liability, to the show organisers/committee.

Show Management reserve the right to change the order of classes before or during the show. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to be aware of any changes, which will be posted at the Show Secretary’s office. Every endeavour will be made to give one (1) hours’ notice of any changes to the running order of events; however, every endeavour will be made to avoid changes.

Any exhibitor or strapper, who refuses to obey the request of the Show Manager, will after consultation with the Show Committee, may be automatically disqualified from further competition at the show and forfeits all previous winnings together with all entry fees and other charges. At the discretion of the Show Manager, after consultation with the Show Committee, the offending individual and his/her entire exhibit may be removed from the grounds.

EVACUATION POINTS - Spectator and competitor evacuation points are at each entrance of the Centre. Horses are to be evacuated into the campdraft arena in the case of an emergency. Site and evacuation maps will be posted throughout AELEC.

 

AELEC CONDITIONS OF ENTRY